Trump’s assertive policies rally Iranian support for the Ayatollahs

The Trump administration’s non-strategic role in the Middle East and Iran’s “controlled democracy” plays into Winston Churchil...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Trump’s stance gives hope to an Iranian majority that longs for freedom

The contrast couldn’t have been sharper: In 2009, as Iranians took to the street, they chanted, “Obama, Obama, either you’re with us...

January 22nd, 2018 |  


Your Pastor Speaks: Am I my brother’s keeper?

Your Pastor Speaks: Am I my brother’s keeper?

This week I listened as Dr. Lawrence Reddick III spoke at the Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast Celebration. He shared about growing up in Alabama and b...

January 19th, 2018 |  



The Judge: All the way to the Supremes

The Judge: All the way to the Supremes

“Deciding not to decide is, of course, among the most important things done by the Supreme Court. It takes a lot of doing, but it can be done.&#...

January 19th, 2018 |  


What the baseball hall of fame can teach us about elections

Would ballot-box behavior change if people knew more precisely how their fellow citizens planned to vote?It’s a question that still haunts Democ...

January 19th, 2018 |  


Is diversity a strength? Should strength be a core value?

Is diversity a strength? Should strength be a core value?

What if diversity isn’t our strength?Sen. Lindsey Graham says he scolded the president for saying something scatological about certain countries...

January 18th, 2018 |  


A note to ‘The Base’

I have just read 40 remarks in response to an online article reporting the United Nations’ condemnation of our President’s comment about *...

January 17th, 2018 |  


GOP’s response to Trump comments ‘anemic’

Secondary elements in public discourse often are more important than the primary ones. That’s true in the current furor over Donald Trump’...

January 17th, 2018 |  


50 years and counting: The political intrigue of 1968

50 years and counting: The political intrigue of 1968

My political interests were sparked at age 11, half a century ago, during one of the most interesting campaign seasons in recent American history. In ...

January 17th, 2018 |  


Why won’t my union protect me from sexual harassment?

What happens when a female union member in Chicago reports sexual harassment in the workplace? If she’s a member of the United Auto Workers, not...

January 17th, 2018 |